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Gold Rush & Merino 5

Treasure Cowl

Designed by Laura Andersson

Description:  This dynamite cowl is make of a honeycomb-like stich.  The Merino 5 pops while the metallic accents of Gold Rush add extra appeal.

Level: Easy/Intermediate (slip-stitch motif, k2tog decreases, yo's, working in the rnd)

Size:  8" wide x 25" circumference


  • 1 ball Crystal Palace Gold Rush (shown in 1006 "Black Gold") = MC

  • 1 ball Crystal Palace Merino 5 (shown in 1020 'Vivid Violet') = CC

  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles 16" or 26" circular in US size 10

  • Stitch marker

  • Crochet hook or yarn sewing needle

Gauge:  4 sts = 1 inch over pattern stitch

Abbreviations:  beg- beginning; CC- contrasting color; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 stitches together to decrease by one stitch; MC- main color; p- purl; p2tog – purl 2 stitches together to decrease by one stitch; rep- repeat; rnd- round;  ssk- slip 1 stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip 2nd stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip both stitches back onto left needle and knit them together (decreases by one); st(s)- stitch(es); yo- yarn over



With circular needles and MC, CO 108 sts.  Join (being careful not to twist sts); place marker to indicate beg of rnd.

Work 3 rnds seed st hem: Rnd 1: k1, p1; Rnd 2: P1, k1; Rnd 3: K1, P1


Start Treasure Pattern:

Rnd 1: With MC, K around; Rnd 2: P around

Rnds 3-6: with CC *(K1, Sl-2. K3) around

Rnd 7: as rnd 1;  Rnd 8: as Rnd 2

Rnds 9-12: with CC *(K4, Sl-2)


 Repeat these 12 rnds 4 times


With MC, work 3 rnds seed st hem (as above).

Cut yarn leaving an ~6-8 in end

Using the crochet hook or yarn needle, secure and weave in all ends.



We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns. 

January 2014

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